Kenya

Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. The country borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. It has a shoreline on Lake Victoria in the south west. The capital is Nairobi.

Timeline

1964 – Kenya gained independence from British rule; Jomo Kenyatta became the first post-colonial President.

1978 – Daniel Moi takes over following Kenyatta’s death, overseeing the introduction of multi-party elections in 1992. He remained in power until 2002.

2007 – Post election violence leaves up to 600,000 people internally displaced.

2012 – ACT begins work in Webuye, Western Kenya, in partnership with JTAN.

2016 – ACT water Project installed pipeline supplying pipe borne water to villages and school in Sitikho County with funding from UK Lions Club. Read more here.

2017 – ACT partners with Immanuel Afrika Centre in Lusigetti (near Nairobi).


 

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Quick Facts

GDP per capita: 1,507.81 USD (2017)

Population: 50.95 million (2018)

Largest cities: Nairobi (capital), Mombasa

Language: English and Swahili

Literacy rate: 78.7% ; Male – 83.8%, Female – 74% (2014)

A child is orphaned every 2 minutes and 1/3 of these children are orphaned due to HIV / AIDS

Kenya is home to more than 1,000 species of birds

Kenya is the largest producer of black tea.

 


Kenya

Geography

Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya has been described as “the cradle of humanity”. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos.

Places of Interest: Lake Nakuru National Park, Mt. Kenya, Mt. Longonot, Nairobi National Park, Masai Mara games reserve.


 

ACT in Kenya


When?

Our work began in Webuye, Western Kenya in 2012 in partnership with JTAN. In 2017 we began collaborating with Immanuel Afrika Centre in Lusigetti (near Nairobi) resettling street children from Nairobi and weaning them from drugs. The numbers supported has since grown to 23 children comprising 17 girls and 6 boys.

Our work in Kenya is growing. As part of our goal to enrich the community, we completed a water project in April 2016 that has brought pipe borne water with storage tanks to three villages in Sitikho ward, including Bukunjangabo S A Primary School and has transformed the lives of people in these communities in many significant ways. The project was funded with grants from the UK Lions Club. The availability of continuous water supply has made it possible to start a greenhouse farming project for the widows in Sitikho.

The Greenhouse which was commissioned at the end of April 2016 will enable the needy widows to generate sustainable income to support their families.

Our projects:

  • Water Project, Sitikho. Read more here.
  • Sanitation Project at Bukujangabo Primary School.
  • Widows Greenhouse Project.